Saturday, June 16, 2018

Coffee To Go

June 2018 - Yorkville Toronto

We headed out to Montreal.

Seeing us off.

Checked into our hotel and relaxed before walking over to Scores for dinner. Not bad, but the chicken is better at Swiss Chalet.

Breakfast at Eggspress, also in walking distance.
My apple and cheddar crepe, it was huge but I did find an apple stem. The server just shrugged and said she'd tell them to be more careful. Strange customer service...

We then went to John's granddaughter's dance recital.

Some family members met for dinner at Vivaldi in Pierrefonds. I had delicious lamb chops.


We left Montreal early and stopped for breakfast on our way.

There are many towns along the 401 Trans Canada Highway so we decided to stop at a couple.

Wilton for cheese. Great squeaky curds! And cheddar, salami and marmalade.

Then we tracked down the toonie in Campbellford.

The Canadian two-dollar coin, commonly called the toonie, is the highest monetary value among Canadian coins. It was introduced on February 19, 1996. The toonie is a bi-metallic coin which on the reverse side bears an image of a polar bear by artist Brent Townsend. 

The obverse, like all other current Canadian circulation coins, has a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It has the words "ELIZABETH II / D.G. REGINA" in a different typeface from any other Canadian coin; it is also the only coin to consistently bear its issue date on the obverse.

Finally home after some heavy traffic.

I met John downtown and we went to the Museum Tavern on Bloor for lunch.

Crab cakes for me and mussels for John.

Then we walked over to the Robarts Library at University of Toronto to see an exhibit 
Mixed Messages: Making and Shaping Culinary Culture in Canada will display a tasty arrangement of rare cookbooks, periodicals (magazines), manuscripts and culinary objects from the 1820s to the 1960s.

Check back on Tuesday to see all the neat stuff in the exhibit.

Strolling through the campus.

Down Mc Caul Street.

Had to stop into this Jimmy's location to see which Jimmys' were in the house.
Click on Jimmy's Coffee in the tags below to see more locations.

Queen St. West

Dinner was lamb shepherd's pie with white, sweet potatoes and parsnip mash.


John brought home flowers.

John's weekly golf game and I went shopping.


We stopped for lunch at the Assembly Hall, where we've been often recently.

I finally took a photo of my third lobster roll.

John had tacos from Colibri's.

John had to renew his library card and then he had an appointment so I went to the Textile Museum which was around the corner to wait for him.

Color Improvisations 2 is an exhibition of contemporary quilts curated by Nancy Crow (Baltimore, Ohio), one of North America’s most celebrated and influential quiltmakers and teachers. The exhibition includes 25 spectacular large-format quilts by 25 artists from Canada, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland and the United States – including a piece by Nancy Crow. The project grew out of Crow’s interest in celebrating the “…majesty, strength and energy of large textile works, specifically large quilts.” While the group’s collective use of rich solid colors improvisational piecing, and intricate machine quilting are all at the service of pure abstract design, each artist maintains a strong individual identity.

Might be my favourite.

Momofuku in the Shangri-La Hotel with the sculpure Rising, Zhang Huan's first public art commission in Canada — comprises “peace pigeons” moving up the building’s facade and twisted tree branches that are meant to resemble the body of a dragon.

I had pork chops in the freezer and John asked for this old recipe that is so simple it isn't in my recipe box. 
Salt and pepper the pork chops and then top with sliced onion, a slice of lemon, a tablespoon of brown sugar and a tablespoon of ketchup and bake in the oven until done to your liking.
I served it with potato, parsnip and carrot mash and beans.

Weekend Roundup Letter X
#RoofSquares with links to this week's posts.

John got the Costco run and I headed to Winner's to get him some workout shirts I had seen earlier. Three for him, a skirt and leggings for me.

Some shots as I walked Front St.
Looking east.

Turned around and looked west.


June 2018 - Fisher Rare Books Library

The Weird Sisters pretty much sucked it was so juvenile.

Behind Her Eyes is well written, reads quickly but the ending is totally unbelievable.

My commute flip through book was Gluten-Free Makeovers which had several bread recipes that I thought sounded good enough to search out online.

Set in modern day India The Windfall is a fun quick read. A rags-to-riches cultural story much like Crazy Rich Asians.


Beth hosts Weekend Cooking where you can post anything food related.
Saturday Snapshots is hosted by West Metro Mommy.
Sundays in my City
Monday Walks
Monday Morning Blog Club
Through My Lens Monday
Our World Tuesday
Wanderful Wednesday #wanderfulwednesday
Wednesday Around the World at Communal Global


  1. You do fit in alot of interesting and fun things to do in a week! Great shots! thanks

  2. I read the Weird Sisters a while back and thought it was good. Or maybe I mis-remember? Love the look of John's tacos! The quilts are fabulous -- I love the colors and lines. And the curtain mural -- wow!!

  3. As a quilter myself, my favorite photos were the magnificent quilts. Amazing. I'd love to visit the textile museum for a closer look at the quilts' construction.
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    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang

  4. The architecture at the University of Toronto has always appealed to me.

  5. You really do live a wonderful life! So varied and so much fun!

  6. What fun pictures! And thanks so much for sharing. We went through Montreal and Toronto last year but did not have time to stop. But now I feel like I've experienced so much more!

  7. Wonderful series of photos of your journey ~

    Happy Sunday to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Sounds great!You are enjoying every day with amazing meals and in different places:)

  9. The art is amazing!! What a fun time!

  10. Isn't it funny how so many small towns in Canada have something huge as a tourist attraction? - Margy

  11. Another extravaganza of eating, Jackie! Sorry I'm a bit late this week. I only had my phone with me and it's not equipped well for reading blogs. Thanks again for the link :) :)


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